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Hillary Clinton Explains to Mario Lopez Why Bill Can’t Be Her VP


In one of the few national interviews she has done since announcing her presidential candidacy earlier this year, Hillary Clinton sat down with Extra’s Mario Lopez on Monday to discuss Donald Trump, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and the reason why her husband, former President Bill Clinton, will never be her vice president.

On Donald Trump:

“I am watching this with some concern because I think a lot of what he has said has been really inflammatory and destructive. He has not put forward any real policies. He has made a lot of claims, and I think it may reflect on the Republican side some of the pent-up frustration that they have. I’m going to let them deal with however they choose their nominee, but I am certainly looking forward, if he were the nominee, to debating him in the general election because there’s a lot to talk about starting with his really outrageous statements about immigration.”

On Kim Kardashian:

“You know, I just met her for the first time. She came to one of my fundraisers in Los Angeles, and I really enjoyed meeting her; I really found her to be warm and very personable. She had a nice way of introducing her husband, as if I didn’t know who he was, right, and I enjoy seeing her with her daughter. So I think all of us in our own ways can be inspirational or aspirational for people and I certainly think many people see her as someone who gets up every day and tries to figure out how to make that day successful.”

On Kanye West’s 2020 run:

“Well, if I’m going for my second term, [I would ask him] to wait four years, but if I’m not, to be sure he has comfortable shoes because there’s a lot of walking involved.”

And finally, on whether she has considered Bill Clinton as her running mate:

“He would be good, but he’s not eligible; under the Constitution, he has served his two terms and I think the argument would be as vice president it would not be possible for him to ever succeed to the position — at least that’s what I’ve been told. So you know, it has crossed my mind.”

“Oh…” Lopez replied.

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